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Centenary of the Institution, 1924

Date: May 1920

Volume: 24

Issue: 269

Appeal to Honorary Secretaries.

THE Secretary of the Institution pro- poses, if possible, to compile its history for publication in 1924, and he will be most grateful to all Honorary Secre- taries, especially of Station...

Category: Articles

H.M. Submarine Universal (3)

Date: 1946

Volume: War Years

Issue: 1946


H.M. submarine Universal was on her way to the breaker’s yard. Late on the night of the 3rd of February her...


Date: Spring 1984

Volume: 49

Issue: 488

Submerged object struck HM COASTGUARD informed the honorary secretary of Filey lifeboat station at 2048 on Tuesday December 20, 1983, that the coaster Rito was in difficulty three miles north east of Filey Brigg.

Water was...

Ships' Life-Boats

Date: January 1859

Volume: 04

Issue: 31

ON another page we record one of the most fearful catastrophes that has ever happened on the seas. The burning of the emigrant ship Austria, with 528 persons on board, of whom no less than 471 were drowned, suffocated, or burned to death.<...

Category: Articles

Gratitude and Forseti

Date: March 1959

Volume: 35

Issue: 387

Dover, Kent. At 2.15 on the after- noon of the 12th of December, 1958, a message was received from the eastern arm signal station that the trawler Gratitude, which was towing another trawler, the Forseti, to Ramsgate, had broken down with...

The Life-Boatman's Log

Date: Spring 1951

Volume: 33

Issue: 358

Award to the Peterhead Coxswain THE Royal Humane Society has awarded its "Testimonial on Parch- ment" to Coxswain John Buchan McLean, of Peterhead, a gold medallist of the Institution, for diving fully clothed into Port Henry...

Category: Articles

Olive and Mary

Date: February 1900

Volume: 17

Issue: 195

ILFRACOMBE.—At 6 A.M. on the 8th April the Coxswain of the Life-boat Co-operator No. 2 was informed that a ketch was about six or seven miles distant in a disabled condition. He at once fired the signal to summon the crew and in six minutes...

Mary and Surprise

Date: Autumn 1950

Volume: 33

Issue: 356

Hastings, Sussex.—About half past six on the night of the 2nd of November, 1950, a message was received that flares had been seen about two and a half miles east of Hastings Harbour.

At 6.45 the life-boat M.T.C. was...

Here and There

Date: Autumn 1983

Volume: 48

Issue: 486

Round Britain Windsurf Tim Batstone is planning to windsurf round the entire 2,000 mile coastline of Britain in 1984, sailing in a clockwise direction starting and finishing at Tower Bridge. His aims include being the first person to achieve...

Category: Articles

Lord Wakefield's Gifts. A New Motor Life-Boat and Boat-House at Hythe, Kent

Date: December 1936

Volume: 30

Issue: 328

THE Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, G.C.V.O., C.B.E., LL.D., who is vice- president of the Hythe, Kent, branch, has presented to the Institution the whole cost, amounting to £9,669 2s. 9d., of the new motor life-boat which was stationed at...

Category: Donations